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Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch

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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch computer, according to "two people familiar with the company's plans." The New York Times previously reported that Apple had been "experimenting" with a curved glass smart watch, but Bloomberg believes that Apple's smart...
Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch

The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the second in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. Assuming that each of us has a picture of the “real world superhero” we want to become someday, then the optimal...
The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

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Google made quite a splash with its Project Glass video earlier this month. While Google’s vision of wearable computing still looks a bit like science fiction today, a new report by Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps argues that “in three years, wearables will matter to every product strategist” and that...
Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars
Open Garden Gets Google Glass To Connect To Its Mesh Network, Asks Google To Make It Available To All

Google Glass Explorer Edition starts shipping now

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The Web giant notifies everyone on the Glass Explorers list that some of the wearable devices are off the production line and ready to be shipped. [Read more]...
Google Glass Explorer Edition starts shipping now
Designer Yves Behar: Wearable devices are the hardest to design

Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

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We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day, the former is apparently already working on its own version of Glass. This claim is seemingly supported by...
Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

Samsung racing Apple to be first to market with smart watch

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Samsung is racing to get its smartwatch to market ahead of the anticipated equivalent device from Apple, reports Bloomberg. According to the executive vice president of Samsungís mobile business, Lee Young Hee, the Korean company has been working on the device for some time and is working hard to get...
Samsung racing Apple to be first to market with smart watch

Sony SmartWatch hands-on: Not perfect but shows promise

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The new $149.99 Sony SmartWatch is one of the most compelling Android-powered wearable devices yet. Find out how it fared in our first test drive. [Read more]...
Sony SmartWatch hands-on: Not perfect but shows promise

Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

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At this year's annual All Things Digital conference hosted by AllThingsD, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about wearable devices, such as Apple's much rumored smart watch, which has been dubbed the "iWatch." Tim Cook mentioned that he found wearables to be "incredibly interesting" and went...
Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

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More tech companies are exploring the arena of wearable devices, with the latest being Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has unveiled a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone. According to a report from Want China Times, the watch is able to measure a wearer’s vital signs such as respiration...
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

Project Glass And Pebble-Style Smart Mobile Wearables To Fuel $1.5BN Market By 2014, Says Analyst

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Wearable connected devices are having a moment — largely anticipatory — as excitement builds about the potential for sensor-packed mobile kit that you strap to your person and use to augment/record activity from your daily life. Yesterday Google announced the first hackathons for its Project Glass smart specs to get...
Project Glass And Pebble-Style Smart Mobile Wearables To Fuel $1.5BN Market By 2014, Says Analyst

Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

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If wearable technology wants to break into the mainstream, it has to overcome the geek factor. And that may be tough when King of the Nerds Sergey Brin is touting Google Glass on New York’s subways. Some companies are actually opting for prominent devices as a way to show off your connectedness, or...
Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)
CHART: Just How Big Will The New Mobile Market For Wearable Devices Become?

Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

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It’s inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life’s memories are digitally preserved. Memoto, a Stockholm-based startup inspired by the Quantified Self movement, is taking a stab at this opportunity with a postage-sized camera that...
Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

Wearable Devices: How Geeky Glasses and Wristbands Will Move Mainstream

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We’ve all seen the movies: Gadget-laden heroes from James Bond to Terminator to Iron Man have long relied on voice-controlled watches and heads-up display glasses to extend their powers. Now, those gadgets are a reality, albeit a niche one. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently spotted wearing a prototype from...
Wearable Devices: How Geeky Glasses and Wristbands Will Move Mainstream

Watch Google's full rundown of Project Glass and the Mirror API from SXSW

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Google has posted a video on YouTube of a presentation Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan gave at the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive conference. In this video, he gives the audience and viewers a preview of its Google Mirror API, which is being used to help build services for its Glass...
Watch Google's full rundown of Project Glass and the Mirror API from SXSW

Wearable Devices' Next Design Challenge: The Human Brain

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Wearable devices like the Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone UP, larklife, and future products like the Misfit Shine and Google Glass have been the subject of much discussion, for good reason: They give us access to information about our physical bodies and the physical environment we inhabit, a phenomenon we call Smart...
Wearable Devices' Next Design Challenge: The Human Brain
What to do when our laws can't keep up with our innovation

The New York Times is back with the curved glass iOS iWatch story

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According to a report from Nick Bilton for The New York Times citing people close to the situation, Apple is currently in the process of developing a wristwatch that utilizes curved glass. This isn’t the first time Bilton has reported that Apple has wearable devices in the works, and there...
The New York Times is back with the curved glass iOS iWatch story
LUMO Body Tech, maker of Kickstarter-supported anti-slouching sensor, raises $5M

Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

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The Internet of things -- that nebulous term usually associated with interconnecting everyday objects in a meaningful way -- is in the news again. Yesterday, Broadcom announced that it's launching a couple cost-effective, power-efficient wireless chips geared towards appliances, home automation and wearable devices. The first SoC, BCM4390, incorporates...
Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

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We've known for some time that Apple's rumored "iWatch" appears to be a real concept, with patent filings that suggest a device completely distinct from the already watch-like 6th-gen iPod Nano. A report from Bloomberg this morning adds a few details -- namely that the product is being headed up by...
The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

Intel's Top-Secret Lab Is Working On Google Glass-Like Gadgets (INTC)

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In 2012, Intel spent $10.1 billion on research and development, making it one of the biggest R&D spenders in the world.  Half of that money goes to wildly experimental tech, Justin Rattner, Intel CTO said Monday on stage at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit.  "50 cents of every dollar...
Intel's Top-Secret Lab Is Working On Google Glass-Like Gadgets (INTC)
Repurpose your old Wii Balance Board as an Android-connected smart scale
Android this week: Galaxy Note 8.0 pics; App finds best network; a Google smart watch?
Microsoft Research bets on a 'no-touch' future of wearable devices

These sensor-infused socks track your steps and ID injury-prone running styles

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In the past few years, you’ve heard of smartphones, smart-watches and most recently, smart-glasses. Now, courtesy of a Redmond-based startup, we have yet another ordinary product attached to your body that’s becoming more intelligent: smart socks. Meet Heapsylon, a company founded two years ago by three Microsofties that is...
These sensor-infused socks track your steps and ID injury-prone running styles

Google dual-screen smart watch patent could reveal plans

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Google is working on a smart watch too, reports the Financial Times . The claims are made based on a Google patent application for a dual display smart watch that was filed in 2011 and granted in 2012. Google has shown a strong interest in wearable, connected, electronic devices such...
Google dual-screen smart watch patent could reveal plans
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